N.J. gun law changes would exempt collectors

    The amendments are meant to address shortcomings in the original law. Senate sponsor Fred Madden says the changes exclude gun sales between manufacturers and licensed gun dealers.

    A new law restricting hand gun purchases to one-a-month will take effect in New Jersey Jan. 1. A Senate Committee has approved measures that would allow some exemptions to that law.

    The amendments are meant to address shortcomings in the original law. Senate sponsor Fred Madden says the changes exclude gun sales between manufacturers and licensed gun dealers. They also exempt collectors and competitive sportsmen from the one-gun-a-month limit.

    Madden: We were sensitive to addressing the needs of individuals who are just good people that have taken up sportsmen and have the need to buy more than one handgun in a particular month and maybe they’re a collector of certain sets and what have you. That’s what this bill does.

    Madden says the gun permitting process will help ensure those sales do not pose a danger to the public.

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